Sunday, April 10, 2011

Brickworks Chimney

The town of Despatch doesn't have too many historic attractions.  One of those that it does have is a peculiar one.  Its a brick chimney dating back to 1882 standing all by its lonesome self out in a field.  Perhaps I should add, "like a sore finger".  It dates back to the days when bricks were produced here and "despatched" to Port Elizabeth.  The chimney was recently restored as it has very close links to the history of the founding of Despatch.  Unfortunately you can't get to it, but I heard the other day that there are plans afoot to build an access road for visitors.

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